The More You Learn, the More You Earn: Kanika Tolver Unplugged
Black Tech Unplugged
Have you met a Black woman who made the six figure club in tech before they turned 30?Have you seen a Black woman dominating the tech industry in various ways?Well let me introduce you to episode 044's guest, Kanika Tolver. Kanika is a project manager, career coach, and author who is showing us how to run game in tech. On this episode we talk about her 15+ year journey in tech, she schools us in how to get to six figures (spoiler alert: it's hard work!), and she talks to me about why it's important to "date" jobs.If you want to win in tech in 2021, get into this Black Tech Unplugged episode!Full show notes for this episode can be found here: https://blacktechunplugged.com/2021/04/15/ep-044-kanika-tolver-unplugged/Connect with Kanika:Twitter: twitter.com/kanikatolverInstagram: instagram.com/kanikatolverLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kanikatolver————————————————————————-Stay Connected with Black Tech Unplugged:Twitter: twitter.com/blktechunplgedInstagram: instagram.com/blacktechunpluggedFacebook: facebook.com/blacktechunpluggedLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/blacktechunpluggedEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org————————————————————————-Use the hashtag #BlackTechUnplugged on IG & Twitter to discuss this & other episodes!
Meet Kanika Tolver: Career Rehab; Dating Jobs; Asking For What You Want; and Being Authentic
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Episode Summary:1) Kanika Tolver is somebody you want on your side. She's smart and she wants to help you. 2) Career Rehab isn't just a book. It is a way of life. This book was birthed from her personal journey and it can be used to heal yourself and give you good practical knowledge for when you are "on the market."3) She had to re-invented herself. How many of us have heard this story? Who was she now after she had left a job. That's the big question for many of us. 4) Good advice: You are going to have to network for your network!! True tea!! Get out there!5)Utilize the job/career to leverage the dream!!! This one blew my mind!!!!Kanika Tolver Bio:She is a highly decorated information technology Federal Government professional, rebel entrepreneur, and Certified Professional Coach is a serial innovator who’s fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and helping others create their own “epic lives.” She is the CEO and Founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, DC. Career Rehab focuses on assisting career transformations for students, professionals, and retirees. Her company provides career coaching programs, events, webinars, and digital resources to help people reach their career goals.She is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. In Career Rehab, she helps readers strip away what’s holding them back to create the career of their dreams. As an in-demand coach, consultant, speaker, and thought leader who’s often tapped as an expert source for the media she has been featured on CNN, CNBC, CBS Radio, Yahoo, Glassdoor, Black Enterprise, Entrepreneur, the Washington Post, and in a variety of radio interviews and podcasts.Website: https://kanikatolver.com/Book: https://www.amazon.com/Career-Rehab/dp/1599186519/ Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/stemminginstilettos)
My guest is Kanika Tolver, founder and CEO of Career Rehab, a coaching company that helps people renovate themselves and find their dream jobs. She’s also the author of “Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work,” a fantastic book where she outlines her approach to helping others be the architects of both their careers and their lives. Listen to hear Kanika talk about what Career Rehab is all about, what it means to be a corporate rebel and how she sees the future of work for women in 2021 and beyond.
EP: 117 Empowering Black Professionals in STEM with Kanika Tolver
Happy Black History Month! In this SWE Diverse episode, Bralade Koroye-Emenanjo, FY21 SWE African-American Affinity Group Lead, speaks with Kanika Tolver, an engineer, speaker, author and coach. Kanika is a highly decorated information technology Federal Government professional, rebel entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach who’s fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and helping others create their own "epic lives." Listen as Kanika and Bralade discuss the challenges faced by Black women in STEM, how to overcome those obstacles, and how we can all work to create a more inclusive and equitable environment in our workplaces.
Happy New Year and welcome to Secure The Seat. This week I chat with a friend of the podcast, Kanika Tolver. We discuss how to shift your mindset and vote for a better life. You can also watch the live episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnJZVCjhV5U&t=3s Kanika is no ordinary “social-preneur”. She is a highly decorated information technology Federal Government professional, rebel entrepreneur, and Certified Professional Coach. Not to mention, the CEO and Founder of Career Rehab, LLC in Washington, DC. Career Rehab focuses on assisting career transformations for students, professionals and retirees. Her company provides career coaching programs, events, webinars, and digital resources to help people reach their career goals. Kanika is the author of the acclaimed title, Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work. Make sure to buy her book and follow her on social media: https://twitter.com/KanikaTolver
Are you an employee or are you a brand? How can you leverage your amazing accomplishments to create a brand? Join the ‘career rehab’ expert, author, speaker, and tech diva Kanika Tolver on this episode to learn how to create a successful brand. We discuss success secrets on how to grow your career in technology or how to transition into the field. It’s all about going above and beyond to put your knowledge and expertise out there in different formats. In the conversation, we start with basic advice on job searching, resumes, and LinkedIn. We continue the great conversation around building a network and creating a complimentary marketing strategy. Learn usable tips on how to level up and turn any anxiety into accomplishments. Visit us online at TechDivaSuccess.com for more links from this episode. New episodes released Tuesdays. To get more info about podcast production from super producer Chris Reeves, check out his site.
Zach chats with Kanika Tolver, founder and CEO of Career Rehab LLC and author of Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work, on this special Saturday episode themed around rehabbing your career. A senior project manager with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Kanika is no ordinary "social-preneur" - she's a rebel entrepreneur and certified professional coach, a serial innovator who's fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and helping others create their own "epic lives." True to her book's name, she outlines the importance of rebuilding your personal brand and rethinking the way you work, and she lists some of the telltale signs she experienced when she realized she needed to undergo a career rehab of her own.Find out more about "Career Rehab: Rebuild Your Personal Brand and Rethink the Way You Work" on Amazon.Connect with Kanika on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.Check out her personal website.Donate to the Justice for Breonna Taylor GoFundMe by clicking here.Find out how the CDC suggests you wash your hands by clicking here.Help food banks respond to COVID-19. Learn more at FeedingAmerica.org.Visit our website.
Ep 227 - How to Rehab Your IT Career with Kanika Tolver
Tech After Five
Kanika Tolver, author of How to Rehab Your Career is our special guest on this extra special edition of the Tech After Five podcast. Kanika Tolver says this is a great time to "Turn your Anxiety into Accomplishments." Yep. She opens strong. If you are in IT or wanting to get into IT or pivot your career, this IS the time to do it. She is a practicing IT professional herself who also offers career tips and coaching on Linkedin and to her private clients. She opens with her own experiences of moving from the Federal government IT to commercial practice. She gives us specific, actionable advice on how to make a career change, especially in IT. In addition to our regular crew of Carol Hamilton and Scott Pfeiffer, we've got a guest questioner with Chris Lockhart, host of the Consultants Saying Things podcast. It's a special crossover with lots of great advice. Grab a pencil. You're going to learn something about making a change in your mindset, life, and career. Looking to learn more about Kanika, her book, and booking her for speaking? Check out her website at https://kanikatolver.com/. Are you on the Tech After Five mailing list? http://eepurl.com/KLhj Looking to connect with Carol Hamilton? Look for her on LinkedIn. (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolhamiltonlive/) Scott Pfeiffer helps entrepreneurs succeed and partnerships thrive @ Mind Your Own Business. Phil Yanov is the Founder and Lead Community Organizer of Tech After Five. And you should really go looking for Chris Lockhart on the Consultants Saying Things podcast at http://www.consultantssayingthings.com/. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/techafterfive/message
Break Up With The Job For Your Dream with Kanika Tolver
Barry O’Reilly welcomes Kanika Tolver to this week’s Unlearn Podcast. Kanika is the bestselling author of Career Rehab and founder of a consultancy business of the same name. She has coached hundreds of clients, helping them discover opportunities to do their best work and to find higher performance roles that are better suited to them.How To Break Up With Your JobDespite fear and anxiety about job security, especially in this COVID-19 pandemic, Kanika says, that you shouldn't be afraid to seek the right job or to break up with the wrong one. She and Barry discuss practical advice: Turn your anxiety into accomplishments. For example, you can upskill by getting a new certification, and expand your network. Connect with recruiters or hiring managers who can help you get a new position. Join a new online community. Apart from learning new skills, you may be able to connect with experts. Fearlessly resign when you know you’re prepared. To prepare, think about what you need to do to get ready, what you can learn, and who you can connect with or who you know that can refer you. Taking these small steps builds your confidence to fearlessly resign. You Are The MVPWhether you're thinking of changing careers or starting a business, think of yourself as the product. The first step is a Career Rehab Diagnosis, a self-assessment of what is and isn't working in your career. Make adjustments based on what you discover. Next, Kanika says, list your career, education and personal goals. The next step is to think about financial goals and culture fit.Barry comments that it takes so much unlearning for people to recognize that they deserve to have a fulfilling career in a place where they’re recognized for who they are and what they bring to the table. Kanika cites Barry’s book about reevaluating past behaviors. We need to stop thinking that we should conform to fit the company culture. Instead we must recognize that we’re the MVP (minimum viable product), and negotiate job offers with this mindset. She remarks, “They should be just as happy to have you as you are to have them. So I think when we shift our mindset to looking at ourselves as products and services - we have unique offerings - then it changes the direction of the conversation. Instead of you just praising the company, no - praise yourself and then get with the right company.”Divorcing The Job For The DreamInnovating your behavior is imperative to live your dream. Incorporate continuous feedback as it helps you to continuously improve. Another key point is that you should never settle in your career or your business. You have to be resilient in order to be successful.Kanika also shares the following advice: You have knowledge and skills from your job that you can transfer into your new business. Start creating your personal brand: you need a track record before you can divorce your job and marry your dream. Don’t overthink it. Just do it. Consistency is all it takes. Looking Ahead Kanika is excited about the future of the workplace. The current crisis has proven that workers can still add value working remotely, so she expects more companies to transition into remote. She is also looking forward to more virtual events so new speakers can get an opportunity to spread their message. Information sharing and online networking is being normalized, she believes, and she is looking forward to seeing how businesses and careers pivot during this period, as people develop new communication skills.ResourcesWebsite: KanikaTolver.com Book: https://www.amazon.com/Career-Rehab/dp/1599186519/